Computer Resources

Computers & Internet A collection of video-based tutorials to help inexperienced and low-level learners with computers and the internet.

Northstar Digital Literacy Northstar provides free, self-directed online instruction and practice on the basic skills needed to perform tasks on computers and the internet.

Universal Class Offers a wide variety of coursework from Computer Basics to Web Development designed to be completed online and at your own pace. A Livonia Public Library card is required for registration.

Homeschooling Resources

Homeschooling Resources

Michigan Department of Education Information on home schooling, registering, and more.

Home School Legal Defense Association Offers information and resources to encourage and support all homeschoolers including curriculum help.

State and Regional Organizations Find homeschool groups by State and County.

Michigan eLibrary (MeL) Kids* Try these databases with easy-to-read content for elementary school learners. Find information on countries, animals, and people as well as activities, science projects and experiments.

Universal Class Offers a wide variety of coursework designed to be completed online and at your own pace. Classes range in topic from DIY to Psychology, Self-Help to Writing Skills, and beyond. There’s a topic for every interest! A Livonia Public Library card is required for registration.

Khan Academy Covers reading, math, science, test prep, and more with practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard.

ABCya Educational games for kids.

Storyline Online Videos featuring actors reading children’s books alongside illustrations.

Science Projects from World Book Kids* Try these science projects and experiments from World Book Kids.

Little Bins, Little Hands  STEM activities for kids of all ages.

GoNoodle Get kids moving with movement and mindfulness videos.

The Henry Ford Experience the invention process step-by-step, gain entrepreneurial skills with their Invention Convention Curriculum, and more.

Art for Kids Hub Art site designed to help kids learn how to draw and sketch.

Coloring Book Pages Original coloring book pages from some of your favorite book creators.

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt Grab your family, get outside, and try to find the items on the scavenger hunt we created.

Stay at Home BINGO Play our fun, stay at home BINGO game!

Online Scavenger Hunt: Dinosaurs Find all 6 dinosaurs in the online resource, Pebble Go.

Online Scavenger Hunt: Mammals Find all 6 mammals in the online resource, Pebble Go.

Online Trivia Challenge: Britannica Fundamentals Can you find the answers to these questions using the online resource, Britannica Fundamentals?

Online Trivia Challenge: Britannica School Elementary Can you find the answers to these questions about Michigan using the online resource, Britannica School Elementary?

Older Adults

Resources for Older Adults

GetSetUp Are you an older adult looking for technology help, or just a way to connect while staying home? Take free classes on video conferencing, smartphones and tablets, Gmail, Facebook, YouTube, and more. Virtual social hours are also offered! There are over 150 classes to choose from.

The Benefits of Reading and Libraries for Older Adults Guide that delves into the positive impact of reading on the aging process.

Virtual Tours

Virtual Tours

Detroit Zoo Live Check in on your favorite animals with live cams.
Monterey Bay Aquarium Tune in to a web cam and experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are.
San Diego Zoo Live cams and videos of your favorite animals.
Houston Zoo Join the Houston Zoo for Live videos with updates of what our furred, flippered, and feathered friends are up to.

Museums and Parks
Detroit Institute of Arts Experience your DIA from home
Vatican Museums Virtual Tours The Vatican Museums are allowing art lovers to visit from the comfort of their own home.
Louvre Museum Virtual Tour Visit the museum’s exhibition rooms and galleries.
National Park Service Explore the national parks through multimedia. Search for photos, videos, webcams, and audio files on any topic.
National Museum of American History
The National Gallery (London)
National Museum of the Great Lakes

Halls of Fame
Ski and Snowboard (Ishpeming, MI)

Travel Michigan 
Under the Radar Michigan Explore all the cool people, places, and things in Michigan with UTR.

Child and Family Resources

Child and Family Resources

Common Sense Media Reviews and ratings of all major forms of media: movies, television, websites, video games, music, apps, and books.

NoveList K8 Plus* Find just the right book by subject, age, awards won, Lexile Reading levels, Common Core standards; even books made into movies, and much more. Read reviews and learn about the author. Create your own reading wish list.

Scholastic Book Wizard Search books by reading levels or use BookAlike™ to match similar books.

Universal Class Offers a wide variety of Parenting and Family coursework from Building Children’s Reading Skills to Babysitting Skills designed to be completed online and at your own pace. A Livonia Public Library card is required for registration.

Career Resources

Career Resources

LearningExpress Library* Step-by-step resume and cover letter builder.

Brainfuse JobNow Online service designed to support every step of your job search process. JobNow features live online coaches who can assist in resume/cover letter preparation, and help you prepare for job interviews. All you need is your library card.

AtoZdatabases* Search for jobs, businesses, and mailing lists.

Universal Class Access over 500 online continuing education classes including Office and Writing Skills, as well as CEU courses in business, tech, medicine, and more designed to be completed online and at your own pace. A Livonia Public Library card is required for registration.

Social Service Agencies

Social Service Agencies

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency Nonprofit organization with a mission to eliminate poverty through assistance and service programs.

Tax Resources

*These databases are made possible by grant funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the State of Michigan through the Library of Michigan, with additional funding provided by the State of Michigan. You may use them either in the library or at home with a valid library card or Michigan driver’s license/state id. If you do not have a library card and are accessing from homeclick here to use Michigan driver’s license/state id access.

Robert and Janet Bennett
Civic Center Library

32777 Five Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48154
Phone: (734) 466-2491

Mon - Thurs: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Fri & Sat: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sun: 1-5 p.m. (September-May)

Carl Sandburg Library

30100 Seven Mile Road
Livonia, MI 48152
Phone: (248) 893-4010

Mon & Tue: 12-8 p.m.
Wed & Thurs: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fri: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Alfred Noble Library

32901 Plymouth Road
Livonia, MI 48150

Closed in 2019 due to
structural issues
and water damage.

Click here for more info.

Vest Pocket Library

15218 Farmington Road
Livonia, MI 48154
Phone: (734) 466-2559

Mon – Fri: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.